Guest Picks: 20 Ideas for a Music Lover's Nursery
Inspire your budding musician with guitar, record and musical note decor
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When my sister-in-law and her husband announced their pregnancy, I couldn't wait to help them design a nursery. They both love music and going to concerts, so I used a Houzz ideabook to share loads of ideas for creating a rock-n-roll inspired room for their son. My new nephew just entered the world and arrived home to a nursery filled with modern and colorful musical imagery. If you want to add rhythm to your child's room, here are 20 ideas to get you started. — Laura from JourneyChic
You may have high hopes that your baby will one day be able to carry a tune, but if they grow to have more interest in dinosaurs than D sharps, these vinyl decals will easily come off your walls.
Wooden rattles are ecofriendly and a cute way to introduce the electric guitar to even the littlest musician.
The inspirational sentiment from a classic Beatles song is right under your feet on this unique area rug. What a wonderful word for your children to see as they slip on their sneakers for the day.
If you're classically inclined, the modern twist on musical notes on this neutral rug can set the tone for the room in a subtle way.
Not only do I love the colors in this Land of Nod set, but the circles remind me of old LPs. My sister-in-law converted the crib bumpers to valances, adding "records" to the windows.
I love crafts, but this instrumental mobile is beyond my skill set and patience level. Fortunately this Etsy seller does a lovely job and will even customize the colors — my sister-in-law bought one for her son's room.
You'll be pregnant for nine months, so make one paper crane out of sheet music every four weeks and you'll have a mesmerizing mobile for your baby. Or, just take the easy route and let an origami artist do it for you.
I love the delicate wings of these paper butterflies crafted out of sheet music. I would put a whole flock above baby's crib.
Closet dividers are handy to keep all those gifted outfits organized by age and size. These will add rock star flair to the nursery's closet.
It's super easy to decoupage a wooden monogram (I have instructions on my blog). Use sheet music instead of scrapbook paper to create a musical monogram.
Yeah, I still remember cassette tapes and records (there's a Debbie Gibson LP somewhere in my parents' house) and thus love these retro prints in rich hues perfect for a boy's room.
This would be so easy to DIY. Look for a vintage songbook to use and paint an inexpensive frame for a custom look to match the nursery's colors.
Your wee one will learn all the letters in the alphabet as well as all the instruments in the orchestra with this great print.
Stevie Wonder's iconic song is set to print on this meaningful wall art. What a great way to let your daughter know how special she is, while also sharing a beautiful song.
My sister-in-law fell so in love with this talented little owl that she bought the whole series. Who can resist those big round eyes?
Maybe she'll be a rock star with a guitar, or maybe a rock star with a microscope. Either way, this print lets your kiddo know that big things are possible.
This alphabet art reminds me of '80s movies showing dudes in neon pants strutting down a Southern California boardwalk. They've got the boombox's volume cranked up so everyone can hear the sound of that synthesizer.
Hey diddle, diddle the cat and the flute? I love this adorable little feline and her dancing mice — such a pretty addition for a feminine nursery.
Don't you just love the modern color scheme in this guitar print? I love the combination of pink and tangerine.
Ideabook published on April 5, 2012.
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